Friday, July 19, 2013


Fishing in NY was a wonderful relaxing time.
Saturday, 3 of the kids kept me company at the cabin.
Laura, Russell and Emily.
I pulled out my Art Bag and Daily and went to town.
I am a great multi tasker when it comes to doodling!
I showed the girls my work and my supplies.
I brought some 6x6 Stencilgirl stencils
 and some blank post cards.
We chatted and visited and the girls got to work. 
We used a huge variety of pens and markers
and Neocolor II crayons and Twinkling H2O's.

It was fun to watch them work.
I didn't give them any guidance.
They just played and experimented.
Squiggles 6 by Terri Stegmiller

Blades 6 by Terri Stegmiller

Waves 6 by Terri Stegmiller

Random Squares by Jessica Sporn
Squiggles 6
Squiggles 6

Random Squares
Random Squares
Blades 6
Ha! No stencil! Strictly Doodling!

Marrakech by Michelle Ward

 Some of these post cards are ready to go...
Others may be a background.
We'll see.
These little projects are perfect for traveling.
They are compact and flexible.
A great way to experiment.
Life is Good!
(when your kids love to do art with you!)


  1. Janet this is such a great post! I plan on getting some of those stencils. They seem like they would be such a great idea starter for a new journal keeper! Glad you are enjoying summer!!!!

  2. So fun and the bonus...these pieces are beautiful!

  3. Love playing with my granddaughter girlies too......sharing that art making tradition is so important and letting them feel free to find their own voices. Nice choice of the stencils. Love what you did, of course, looks at all those doodles.........xox

  4. These are wonderful!! So lovely!!
    Thank you for the inspiration!

  5. What a great idea. And these are really wonderful!

  6. You know how to vacation! Time spent with family and arting together! Best way to spend the summer- and on top of it you all created some fantastic inspiration for the rest of us!

  7. I agree with your vacation style! My kids and grandkids have enjoyed many enjoyable hours artmaking together. And your results are fantastic, so colorful and unique! Do you have a good source for the Strathmore watercolor postcards? I've had a hard time finding them in my usual art/crafts stores.

    1. Hi Sandy. Thanks for the kind words. My girls have always loved doing art! I found the Strathmore Watercolor Postcards at Blick's in Columbus,Ohio. Have you checked the Strathmore website or Amazon?